Archive for July, 2010

Groups redefine gay-rights efforts

Friday, July 30th, 2010

New advocacy groups devise new ways to help the movement. By Ambreen Ali Tensions have been brewing in the gay-rights movement ever since activist Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence in March. His action launched a new group, GetEqual, as well as a national debate over whether the gay and lesbian community  Read More »

This is no time for a Poker Face, Lady Gaga!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

We all know how supportive Lady Gaga is of LGBT issues. What’s missing is her support of immigrant youth to America — especially immigrants who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Ask Lady Gaga to stand up to discrimination: www.getequal.org/ladygaga You’ve probably heard of the horrifyingly discriminatory law that was passed in Arizona (SB  Read More »

NetRoots Gaytion: Is It Wicked Not To Care?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

By Zack Rosen, Editor in Chief at The New Gay Nothing looks more democratic than Las Vegas from the 36th floor of the Rio Grande Hotel. A whole city of lights, bustling, in perfect little squares of houses and commerce, all given an equal plot of land in the city where anyone, as the legend  Read More »

COLUMN: Friends Don’t Let Friends Be Unequal

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Wayne Besen voices support for GetEQUAL’s Las Vegas protest last week, in which the group shut down Las Vegas Boulevard to send a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the need to pass ENDA. Thursday 07.29.10 Last week, I attended the Net Roots conference in Las Vegas. This is a yearly event where  Read More »

Bring ENDA to the floor, Speaker Pelosi!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna 202-812-8140 or brad@lunamediagroup.com GetEQUAL Stages Sit-In at Capitol Rotunda, Demanding That She Keep Promise to Pass ENDA This Year “Your impatience is justified” — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, July 24, 2010 at Netroots Nation WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL, a national, direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  Read More »

GetEqual Protest at Capitol Rotunda

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

By Kerry Eleveld Eight people were arrested during a sit-in staged by the direct action group GetEqual in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as part of an effort to push House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take a vote on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, legislation that would outlaw workplace discrimination against people based on  Read More »

Press release: GetEQUAL Sit-In at Capitol Rotunda

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna 202-812-8140 or brad@lunamediagroup.com GetEQUAL Stages Sit-In at Capitol Rotunda, Demanding That She Keep Promise to Pass ENDA This Year “Your impatience is justified” — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, July 24, 2010 at Netroots Nation WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL, a national, direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  Read More »

Open Letter to Speaker Pelosi from Arrestees

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

This afternoon, eight DC-based GetEQUAL activists were detained while demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the House floor for a vote. Those activists wrote a letter to the Speaker, which can be found below.

8 arrested in U.S. Capitol protest over ENDA

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

By Chris Johnson Eight people were arrested Wednesday during a protest in the U.S. Capitol building rotunda. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Eight people were arrested Wednesday during a protest in the U.S. Capitol building rotunda urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Donned with black shirts, demonstrators  Read More »

Return the ring, Senator Reid.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Saturday was a big day for the LGBT community. Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) participated in moderated conversations at Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressive online activists. As a result of pressure from the LGBT community as well as efforts within and around Netroots Nation, both Reid  Read More »